Item WE038002: The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of mountains over many millions of years

Which of the following is true about wind and water changing the size of mountains over many millions of years?

  1. The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of mountains over many millions of years
  2. Nothing can change the size of mountains over many millions of years, not even the continuous movement of wind and water.
  3. The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of some mountains, but not all mountains.
  4. Even though mountains change in size over many millions of years, the changes are not due to the continuous movement of wind and water.
Distribution of Responses
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Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 706 1164 61%
Grades
  6–8 415 710 58%
  9–12 291 454 64%
Gender
  Male35357062%
  Female34256760%
Primary Language
  English631101662%
  Other5911153%

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Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.A Wind and water can change the shape of the land.
Notes
NGSS Performance Expectation MS-ESS2-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.